Photo by Julie Setmeyer (Red Thread Photography)
Tomorrow begins my last year in my thirties. Yup, I’m about to be 39. Which is actually kind of like a bonus year, because I spent all of the year prior to my 38th birthday thinking I was already 38. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I told I was 38 when I was clearly 37. I’m sure they were just baffled by my youthfulness, and wondered how I did it (beer and boy bands – that’s my secret).
But alas, I am really 39 now. There will be no great list to accomplish before I hit 40, no grand, sweeping changes to mark my journey to middle age. I’m pretty darn content with where I am. I know enough in my (new) old age to realize you don’t mess around too much with a good thing. I don’t need to tick anything off a list to make me feel okay about getting older.
I also don’t need any grand celebration on my birthday (Mike may disagree). Good sleep, friends and family, a fish taco, some ice cream, and a Colts win over the Chiefs in the first round of the NFL playoffs and I’m good to go until 40. Well, all that and maybe one more thing. But I’ll need your help. I’m stealing this idea from the lovely Casey of Moosh in Indy. I’d like a comment cake for my birthday. Here’s how it works: you leave a comment, telling me something good or sweet that happened to you last year. Then I devour each and every nice comment, only instead of them going straight to my thighs like a real cake they’ll go right to my heart.
Looking forward to your comments as much as I’m looking forward to 39 … which is actually quite a lot.